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Legal Poetic Parody

In 1982, a driver named Karen Lowe hit and damaged a tree in Michigan belonging to William Fisher. The tree was successfully repaired which cost Lowe’s insurer $550. However, Fisher was not satisfied and he claimed $15,000 of damages for … Continue reading

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A Poem Which Is Both A Lipogram And A Pangram

  A lipogram is a form of constrained writing composed of words wherein a letter or a group of letters of the alphabet is avoided. You can see some examples of lipogram in my post “Six Mary Had a Little Lamb lipograms” where the popular nursery rhyme is written in six different versions using different … Continue reading

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Rhymes For Month

I have tried a hundred times, I guess, To find a rhyme for month; I have failed a hundred times, I know, But succeeded the hundred and one-th. There were two men a training went. It was in December month; … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #4

A Convoluted Testimony A witness being called to give evidence in a court of Connecticut, respecting the loss of a shirt, gave the following—”Mother said, that Ruth said, that Nell said that Paul told her, that she see a man … Continue reading

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A Poem With A Hidden Acrostic

Gordon Macdonald Gordon Macdonald was the governor of Newfoundland from 1946 to 1949. He played an important part for making Newfoundland part of Canada. Despite fierce opposition, he succeeded in 1949. On 8 March 1949, two days before the last British governor … Continue reading

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It’s All Relative

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Too Much Acronyms?

The following poem by Towyn Mason appeared in the Sunday Telegraph on 24 December 1967. Mason felt that we have too much acronyms that it’s not even funny. This was his way of conveying his view. See how many acronyms you can recognize. … Continue reading

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